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Urban Decay Dangerous, Feminine, And Fun Palettes Now Available

Posted by anotherbeautyblogger on February 8, 2011

I have good news.  Remember the sneak peek Urban Decay gave us of 3 new palettes last week? They are now available for purchase on UrbanDecay.com.

There are 3 new eye shadow palettes:  Dangerous, Feminine, and Fun.

The Dangerous Palette features the eye shadow shades Haight, Virgin, Mildew, Oil Slick, Rockstar, Gunmetal and travel-sizes of 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil in Rockstar and Greed Eyeshadow Primer Potion.

The Feminine Palette features the eye shadow shades Stray Dog, Ecstasy, SWF, Darkhorse, Aquarius, Midnight Cowboy, and travel-sizes of 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil in Zero and Eden Eyeshadow Primer Potion.

The Fun Palette features the eye shadow shades Woodstock, Psychedelic Sister, Baked, Sin, Flipside, Uzi, and travel sizes of 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil in Oil Slick and Original Eyeshadow Primer Potion.

Each palette is priced at $34.  Right now, I’m only seeing these palettes available on UrbanDecay.com, but I’m sure they will start popping up in other stores soon.

Which palette do you have your eye on?  Or do you already own most of these colors and will be passing?

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Budget Beauty Monday – Wet N Wild 8 Pan Palettes Swatches And Review

Posted by anotherbeautyblogger on February 7, 2011

It’s Monday…time for Budget Beauty Monday!!! Let’s face it. After the weekend we usually end up feeling like we ate too much, drank too much, spent too much, and didn’t do enough around the house. So I figure Monday on AnotherBeautyBlog.com should feature budget beauty products that won’t break the bank so you won’t feel bad about wanting to run out and get them.

Can you believe that I haven’t used my car since last Monday?  Ever since the blizzard hit Chicago last week I have not been out.  Let me just tell you, a Mustang in snow and ice slides like a hockey puck in an ice rink.  Today, the streets were finally cleaned up enough that I could venture out into the world and continue my quest for the Wet N Wild 8 Pan Palettes.  I’m happy to report that I finally found them at Walgreens!

There are 3 versions of the new Wet N Wild 8 Pan Palettes.  736 Petal Pusher features a variety of purple and violet shades.  737 Blue Had Me At Hello features a wide range of blue shades including teal, navy, and sky.  738 Comfort Zone features neutral brown shades as well as a green shade.

All of these palettes feature the high quality eye shadows that we have come to expect and love from Wet N Wild.  They are highly pigmented and long-lasting.  They feel extremely creamy when being applied.  None of this is new.  If you loved the Wet N Wild Coloricon Shadow Trios or the Limited Edition Holiday Pixie Palettes or any of the Wet N Wild eye shadows, you will love these too.

Most of the shadows in all of these palettes have either some sort of shimmer or metallic finish to them.  In my opinion, one of the “definer” shadows in the Blue Had Me At Hello palette is the only true matte of the bunch.  I personally prefer the shimmer and metallic shadows so this is good news for me.  But if you are a fan of the 6 pan palettes that featured 3 shimmer shadows and 3 mattes, you will not find that here.

As soon as I saw 736 Petal Pusher, I immediately thought of the 2010 Wet N Wild Limited Edition Holiday Pixie Palette Sugar Plum Fairy.  Although it’s not exactly the same, it’s a great option to pick up if you missed out on the Holiday Palettes.  This is a great palette to pick up for the Spring as it features a number of purples, violets, and plums…some of the hot shades for the upcoming season.

736 Petal Pusher In Sunlight

736 Petal Pusher Out Of Sunlight

736 Petal Pusher Swatches In Sunlight

736 Petal Pusher Swatches Out Of Sunlight

If you’re a fan of color, 737 Blue Had Me At Hello will probably jump out at you.  There is a gorgeous bright teal shade that you will want to play with.  So many people are afraid of blue shadows for fear of looking like they stepped out of a 1980s time machine.  Get over it, people!  Blue can be done in a tasteful way.  It’s more than possible to create an elegant look with this palette due to complimenting shades in this palette.  Just use a light hand if you’re worried about getting carried away!

737 Blue Had Me At Hello In The Sunlight

737 Blue Had Me At Hello Out Of The Sunlight

737 Blue Had Me At Hello Swatches In The Sunlight

737 Blue Had Me At Hello Swatches Out Of The Sunlight

Of the 3, I think 738 Comfort Zone will probably be the most popular due to the neutrality of the palette.  It features a range of beiges and browns as well as a coppery-red shade, a peachy shade, and an olive green shade.  I had to go to 3 Walgreens to find this palette, so I think that’s an indication of which palette people are picking up.  You’ll definitely be able to use this palette for a demure office day look, but it also has the ability to transform that look into a fun night out look.  At the moment, Comfort Zone is my favorite of the 3 palettes.

738 Comfort Zone In The Sunlight

738 Comfort Zone Out Of The Sunlight

738 Comfort Zone Swatches In The Sunlight

738 Comfort Zone Swatches Out Of The Sunlight

If you’re still upset that you missed out on the 2010 Limited Edition Holiday Pixie Palettes, dry your eyes.  These new Wet N Wild 8 Pan Palettes are great substitutes.  And since these are NOT limited edition, you won’t have to worry about fighting with other beauty addicts to get yours!

Just a note, I talked to one of the beauty girls at Walgreens and she said that they had only received 2 of each palette in the initial shipment.  So if you’re having problems finding all of the palettes at one store, just keep checking.  They will be getting more in.  The first 2 Walgreens I went to this morning only had 1 each of the Petal Pusher and Blue Had Me At Hello palettes.  The third Walgreens had 2 of the Blue Had Me At Hello palette and 1 each of the Petal Pusher and Comfort Zone palettes.

The new Wet N Wild 8 Pan Palettes are priced at $4.99 each.  At the moment, they are only available at Walgreens and Wal-mart.  They are NOT limited edition products.  I know there has been some debate as to whether or not they were, but they are NOT.

And now, for my usual disclaimer.  Again, I am so sorry for the iPhone pictures.  My photo software for my new computer is supposed to be delivered this week.  I cannot wait to use a real camera for taking swatch pictures again!

Have you found the new Wet N Wild 8 Pan Palettes yet?  Which is your favorite?

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Sneak Peek – New Urban Decay Palettes

Posted by anotherbeautyblogger on February 1, 2011

Get your butt over to Urban Decay’s Facebook page right now to get a glimpse of 3 new palettes they will be releasing soon (hopefully).  They have sneak peeks at the new Feminine, Dangerous, and Fun palettes.  Now, I need these like I need a hole in my head, but I totally want them.  I’m going to try and be reasonable by going thru my stash to see which of these shades I have, which I have multiples of, which I have and don’t use, etc. and then I’ll make my decision as to which of these palettes I should pick up.  No clue as to how much they’ll cost or when they’ll be available but I’ll post when I hear something.

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New Smashbox Violet Vixen Kit

Posted by anotherbeautyblogger on January 24, 2011

While the holiday season is usually the time of year that cosmetics companies go all out with amazing kits and palettes, it seems like a lot of companies are trying to offer similar products during the rest of the year.  To that I say, bring it on!  With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, a lot of companies are releasing items to help make your irresistible to your Valentine!  Smashbox has just released a new kit perfect for the occasion:  the Violet Vixen Kit.

The Violet Vixen kit features Jet Set Waterproof Eye Liner in Tempt, an Eye Shadow Quad in Charm (a quad of 4 gorgeous purple shades), a Lip Enhancing Gloss in Spellbound (a peachy-pink), and a deluxe sample of Lash DNA Mascara.

It should be of no surprise that I am loving the eye shadow quad.  Give me one purple eye shadow and I’m happy, give me 4 and I’m over the moon (although, one shade is more of a gray while the other is a bone shade, but they all tie together so well!).

Has anyone tried the Smashbox Lash DNA Mascara before?  I haven’t tried it yet.  I have to be honest, I’ve been rather turned off from Smashbox mascaras ever since I tried the Bionic Mascara.  Talk about a runny mess.  I don’t think I truly experienced “racoon eyes” until I wore Bionic.  Needless to say, I haven’t been excited to test out another Smashbox mascara since then. 

The peachy-pink Spellbound lip gloss looks like the perfect shade of this kit.  Is it me or do kits often times feature bold glosses that don’t necessarily compliment the rest of the look?  The beauty rule (even though I don’t always follow it) is toned down lips when wearing a more dramatic eye.  With this kit, you can follow that rule!

The Violet Vixen Kit is new and only available at Smashbox.com. It’s priced at $42 with a value of $89.

Are you liking the vibe from the Violet Vixen Kit?  Or are you suffering from purple overload?

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Wet N Wild 8 Pan Palettes Have Been Spotted!

Posted by anotherbeautyblogger on January 20, 2011

Just thought I would let everyone know that Joanna emailed me this morning to let me know that she found the new Wet N Wild 8 pan palettes at her Wal-mart last night.  So keep an eye out if you’re going to be at Wal-mart.  Unfortunately, my closest Wal-mart doesn’t carry any Wet N Wild products.  I’ve been stopping in at multiple Walgreens every few days but still haven’t found the new 8 pan palettes yet.  One of the Walgreens still doesn’t even have the Wet N Wild Coloricon Trios yet!  I did see the trios at CVS, but that was all they had of the new products.

Have you seen the new Wet N Wild 8 Pan Palettes at a Wal-mart or Walgreens around you?  Let us know!

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Changes To The Urban Decay Naked Palette

Posted by anotherbeautyblogger on January 19, 2011

As you may have noticed, I’ve been checking Sephora.com a couple of times of week to check on the status of the Urban Decay Naked Palette and posting here when it’s been in stock.  At the end of last week, I noticed something strange.  The Naked Palette was out of stock, but the price had gone up.  When I checked it again a day or two later, the price was still higher and instead of the 24/7 Glide-On Eye Liner Pencil there was a brush in the palette.  I didn’t post about it right away because when I checked out other websites that sell the UD Naked Palette these changes weren’t there.  So I decided to email Urban Decay and Sephora to see what was going on.  Today, Urban Decay sent out an email to all of their email subscribers with info about the new changes to the Naked Palette.

As the email states, Urban Decay couldn’t make the 24/7 pencils fast enough to keep up with the demand for the Naked Palette.  So now, instead of the 24/7 liners they are including a Full-Sized Good Karma Shadow Brush.  They are also upping the price by $4 to $48 due to the fact that the brush normally sells for $26.  The email also states that UrbanDecay.com will be receiving a shipment of the “new” Naked Palettes with the shadow brush soon and will be notifying those who signed up to be notified when the palettes are in stock.  Shortly after Urban Decay receives their shipment, other stores like Sephora and Ulta will be getting shipments of the new palettes too.  So if you’re still waiting to get your hands on the Naked Palette it looks like there will be a few opportunities in the near future.

I’m on the fence about these changes.  On the one hand, I think every beauty addict out there has got a million eye shadow brushes and would prefer to get the 24/7 liners instead of yet another brush.  On the other, I can see why some people would prefer to get the brush and have it in the kit and ready to go.

Personally, I would prefer to get the 24/7 liners instead of the brush.  But I must applaud Urban Decay for recognizing the demand for the Naked Palette and taking the steps necessary to get the palette into the hands of those who want it faster.

What do you think of the changes to the “new” Urban Decay Naked Palette?  Which of the versions would you prefer?  Let us know!

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Urban Decay Naked Palette Back In Stock!

Posted by anotherbeautyblogger on January 11, 2011

If you missed it last week, the Urban Decay Naked Palette is back in stock as of 8:42 p.m. Central time on Tuesday, January 11th.  Reposting for all of those interested.

Title says it all! Urban Decay Naked Palette is in stock right now. Limited quantities available. Go get yours before they sell out. I totally caved and just bought one. I couldn’t resist any longer!

I’m sure every beauty addict has seen or at least heard the raves about the UD Naked Palette. It’s a beautiful neutral palette that makes jaws drop. It contains 12 0.05 oz shadows in Virgin (nude satin), Sin (champagne shimmer), Naked (buff matte), Sidecar (beige sparkle), Buck (brown matte), Half Baked (bronze), Smog (golden brown shimmer), Darkhorse (bronze-plum shimmer), Toasted (taupe-bronze), Hustle (mocha shimmer), Creep (near-black metallic), Gunmetal (dark grey metallic), 0.02 oz Double-ended 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil in Zero (black) and Whisky (warm brown), and a 0.13 oz Travel Size Eyeshadow Primer Potion. Love it!

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Budget Beauty Monday – New 2011 Wet N Wild Coloricon Shadow Trios Review And Swatches

Posted by anotherbeautyblogger on January 10, 2011

It’s Monday…time for Budget Beauty Monday!!! Let’s face it. After the weekend we usually end up feeling like we ate too much, drank too much, spent too much, and didn’t do enough around the house. So I figure Monday on AnotherBeautyBlog.com should feature budget beauty products that won’t break the bank so you won’t feel bad about wanting to run out and get them.

Let me just tell you, I’m so excited about this post.  Last week, I posted a teaser post with the display of the new 2011 Wet N Wild Coloricon Shadow Trios.  In that post I also said that I walked out of the store empty-handed because I knew Walgreens was having a 50% off sale on Wet N Wild cosmetics that started Sunday, January 9th.  Obviously picking up the entire collection at half off was the practical thing to do.  I am so happy to report that my local Walgreens did in fact have the new 2011 Wet N Wild Collection in stock Sunday morning.  I picked up one of everything they had!  They didn’t have the 8 pan palettes yet and they were out of the mascara.  Everyone seems to be most excited about new Coloricon Eyeshadow Trios so I thought we should start with them.

New for 2011, Wet N Wild has introduced 6 new Coloricon Shadow Trios.  They include I Dream Of Greenie 331, I’m Feeling Retro 332, I Got Good Jeans 333, I’m getting Sunburned 334, Silent Treatment 335, and Spoiled Brat 336.  WNW has really covered a wide range of the color spectrum here.  There are fun, bright, and bold shades as well as neutral and safe shades.

The display states: “New, dynamic shades with 30% more pigment and pearl for ultra-impact color.”  Apparently, the new shadows feature a new and improved formula to make them even more pigmented and velvet-y than last years shadows.  That’s pretty amazing considering that last year’s shadows were pretty pigmented to begin with.

I Dream Of Greenie 331 & I'm Feeling Retro 332

I Got Good Jeans 333 & I'm Getting Sunburned 334

Silent Treatment 335 & Spoiled Brat 336

Like previous Wet N Wild Shadow Trios, each of these trios feature 3 complimentary shades of eye shadow.  Each is meant for either the browbone, crease, or eyelid.  Each pan of shadow is embossed with either “browbone,” “crease,” or “eyelid” making it easy to create a fantastic look for even the beauty novice.  Of course, it’s fun to ignore the suggestions and mix-and-match the shadows to create your own fun look.

I Dream Of Greenie 331 is a trio of vibrant greens.  The light green browbone color has a frosty shimmer effect while the crease and eyelid shades are bolder shades both with fine flecks of gold in them.

I Dream Of Greenie 331

I’m Feeling Retro 332 has the perfect name, in my opinion.  It features frosty white shimmer browbone shade, an iridescent-esque teal-blue crease shade, and an iridescent-esque shimmery pink/purple  eyelide shade.  I think I’m Feeling Retro is the perfect name for this trio because it makes me think back to the colors of the Wet N Wild Cosmetics of the 80s.  Of course, the make-up for Wet N Wild is a million times better now, but weren’t the colors of the 80s a lot of fun?

I'm Feeling Retro 332

I Got Good Jeans 333 features a metallic icy blue or gray (depending on the light you’re looking at it in) browbone shade, a shimmery navy blue crease color, and a semi-metallic shimmery gold shade.  I love the metallic finishes in this palette.  If you are a fan of the Stila Travel Girl Palettes, I Got Good Jeans is very similar to Adventurous In Aspen.  I loved Adventurous In Aspen, but I love I Got Good Jeans even more.   The Wet N Wild shadows are much more creamier than the Stila Travel Palettes shadows.

I Got Good Jeans 333

I’m Getting Sunburned 334 is one of the more low-key color trios of the bunch, but it’s definitely not boring.  It features a gorgeous pale pink shimmer browbone shade,  a semi-matte chocolate brown with subtle bronze sparkle crease color, and metallic copper/bronze shimmer lid shade.  I call the crease color a semi-matte because it has the slight appearance of a matte, but it is also infused with a little bit of sparkle so it’s not a full-on matte.  If you’re a fan of Clinique, for some reason this trio makes me think of Strawberry Fudge.  It’s been awhile since I used Strawberry Fudge so the colors may not be that close.  But I always loved the combo of pink and brown in the Strawberry Fudge duo and I’m Getting Sunburned is an amped up version of that.

I'm Getting Sunburned 334

Silent Treatment 335 is the other low-key trio of the bunch, but again, so not boring!  It features a shimmery light peach browbone shade, a semi-matte brown with sparkle crease color (similar to the crease color in I’m Getting Sunburned), and a shimmer taupe eyelid shade.  When the light catches these shades, oh my God, G-O-R-G-E-O-U-S!!!  There is no doubt in my mind that I will be reaching for this palette over and over again.  You’ll be able to wear this palette to work and keep on wearing it for a night out on the town.

Silent Treatment 335

Spoiled Brat 336 features a metallic silver browbone shade, a semi-matte black with subtle silver sparkle crease color, and a fuchsia eyelid shade.  I love the metallic silver shade in this palette.  I will be stealing it from this palette to use with others.  The fuchsia eyeslide shadow is one of the most true to fuchsia color I have ever seen.  It is a bold shade and will definitely get you noticed when you wear it.

Spoiled Brat

Overall, I am beyond in love with the new Wet N Wild Coloricon Eyeshadow Trios.  All of the shadows themselves apply like a dream; velvety in texture, no chalkiness, buildable, and blendable.  Every color is absolutely gorgeous.  The pictures of the swatches really do not do them justice.  I love that the wide range of colors provides something for everyone.

I described just about every shade as having shimmer or glitter or being metallic.  Don’t worry, these are sophisticated instances of shimmer, glitter, and metallic.  No big chunky flakes of glitter that will cause a ton of fall-out here. 

There may be one downside to these palettes for some.  I know a lot of people loved the Coloricon Palettes from last year because they featured 3 shimmery shades and 3 matte shades.  These palettes are all about the shimmer and not the matte.  If you were a matte fan, I’m sorry but you won’t find that here.

At $2.99 these are an absolute steal.  With Walgreens’ half off sale these are an absolute must have.  Seriously, $1.49 for each palette?  You NEED to pick up all six, especially at that price.  And let me just tell you, if you’re more of neutrals girl and are scared of the bolder shades, put that thought aside and get all six palettes.  At $1.49, allow yourself the opportunity to try something new and play with some color.  And the same goes to you color loving girls who usually poo-poo on neutral palettes.  Pick up these neutral palettes!

Oh, and while we’re on the subject of going out to buy these items.  My Walgreens had these displayed the same way they had their holiday collection displayed, on the side of an endcap.  The only thing is this time they were over by the skin care department and not directly across from the permanent Wet N Wild section.  Walgreens seems to be flooded with a lot of new products from a lot of brands.  The special displays seem to be spread out over more of the store as a result.  I actually missed the Wet N Wild display at first.  Other stores had the on the counter display as well.  So keep an eye out for both.

Did you hit up your Walgreens for the Wet N Wild Cosmetics 50% off sale?  Did they have the new  2011 items out yet?  What did you haul?  What are you lusting for?

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Wet N Wild 2011 Coloricon Trios Teaser

Posted by anotherbeautyblogger on January 10, 2011

Did you hit up your Walgreens for the Wet n Wild 50% off sale yet?  I went to mine yesterday and picked up every item they had.  Here’s a little tease.  I’m working on the Budget Beauty Monday post which will feature the brand new Wet N Wild Coloricon Eyeshadow Trios.  Check back soon for swatches and more photos!

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Where Can I Find The Sephora Blockbuster Palette?

Posted by anotherbeautyblogger on January 6, 2011

“Where can I find the Sephora Blockbuster Palette?” and “Is the Sephora Blockbuster Palette still available?” A lot, I mean A LOT, of you have been coming across this blog via these searches. To refresh your memory, the Sephora Blockbuster Palette featured 98 eyeshadows, 70 shiny lip glosses, 6 cream eyeliner, 2 lip liners, 3 eyeliners, a mascara, and 4 applicators. It was released for the holiday season. Unfortunately, it has sold out online. But if you still are trying to get your hands on it, there are some other options. First, I’ve heard from a few people that their local Sephora store still had some in stock. So if you are close to a Sephora, go and check it out. Second, while at the mall this week I saw that my JCPenney still had a ton available. Recall from some of my past posts that my local JCPenney doesn’t have permanent Sephora in it, but instead has a pop-up Sephora section for the holidays. So if you thought that your JCP wouldn’t have the Blockbuster Palette because it doesn’t have a Sephora in it I would still check it out.  I hope this helps anyone who is still hoping to get their hands on this mega palette!

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